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  1. VLC Media Player icon
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    274 alternatives to VLC Media Player 

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

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    1.  LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeVLC Media Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of VLC Media Player.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    6.  Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    7.  PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
    9.  DecentralizedVLC Media Player is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  2. Mozilla Firefox icon
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    239 alternatives to Mozilla Firefox 

    Firefox is a cross-platform web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox is a popular product, used in over 50 languages and available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.

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    1.  Privacy focusedMozilla Firefox is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMozilla Firefox can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Block TrackersMozilla Firefox has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    5.  PortableMozilla Firefox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Picture in PictureMozilla Firefox allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
    7.  Dark ModeMozilla Firefox supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    8.  No TrackingMozilla Firefox will not track you or use your personal data.
    9.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Mozilla Firefox.
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  3. Dropbox icon
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    306 alternatives to Dropbox 

    Put your files into your Dropbox on one computer, and they'll be instantly available on any of your other computers that also have Dropbox installed. Because copies of your files are stored on Dropbox's secure servers, you can also access them from any computer or mobile...

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    1.  Selective SynchronizationDropbox allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Ad-freeDropbox doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Works OfflineDropbox can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  Two-factor AuthenticationDropbox supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    6.  Windows Explorer ExtensionDropbox can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    7.  Built-in viewerDropbox shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    8.  Shared FoldersDropbox supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
    9.  Mobile ScannerDropbox can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
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  4. Google Chrome icon
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    229 alternatives to Google Chrome 

    A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Chromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background...

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGoogle Chrome can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Website TranslationGoogle Chrome uses a built-in translator to translate content into any language in real time.
    4.  Dark ModeGoogle Chrome supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Integrated Password ManagerGoogle Chrome lets you access all the passwords you’ve saved across your different devices.
    6.  PortableGoogle Chrome can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Notepad++ icon
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    215 alternatives to Notepad++ 

    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

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    1.  LightweightNotepad++ consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Code FormattingNotepad++ supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    3.  PortableNotepad++ can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNotepad++ can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  AutocompletionNotepad++ can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    6.  Syntax HighlightingNotepad++ supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    7.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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  6. 7-Zip icon
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    111 alternatives to 7-Zip 

    7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

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    1.  Lightweight7-Zip consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-free7-Zip doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Portable7-Zip can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Windows Explorer Extension7-Zip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    5.  Works Offline7-Zip can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    6.  Encrypted Backup7-Zip uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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  7. GIMP icon
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    204 alternatives to GIMP 

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

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    1.  Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    3.  Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in GIMP.
    7.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    8.  Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  8. Gmail icon
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    80 alternatives to Gmail 

    Gmail is a free search-based web-mail service. It offers a full featured web-based email client with search capabilities, a mailbox with Pop and IMAP access, SPAM protection, display of email threads as conversations, a labeling and filtering system, an integrated chat, 15 GB of...

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    1.  Multiple Account supportGmail support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    2.  Email OrganizerGmail allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
    3.  Works OfflineGmail can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Mail FilteringGmail classifies email messages according to specified criteria, allowing you to automatically recognize fraudulent or spam messages.
    5.  Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Gmail.
    6.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Gmail using IFTTT.
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  9. TeamViewer icon
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    143 alternatives to TeamViewer 

    TeamViewer lets you establish a connection to any PC or server within just a few seconds. You can remote control the PC of your partner as if you were sitting right in front of it.

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsTeamViewer supports the use of multiple displays.
    2.  Unattended AccessTeamViewer can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use TeamViewer to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    4.  Desktop SharingTeamViewer enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    5.  PortableTeamViewer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Wi-Fi SharingTeamViewer can help you quickly share your Wi-Fi with your friends and colleagues.
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    2.  User RatingAlternativeTo supports user ratings and reviews to help you make up your mind.
    3.  Dark ModeAlternativeTo supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  11. VirtualBox icon
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    60 alternatives to VirtualBox 

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as...

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    1.  LightweightVirtualBox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Container VirtualizationVirtualBox can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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  12. µTorrent icon
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    63 alternatives to µTorrent 

    µTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client that includes standard features such as bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT. Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification and peer exchange.

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    1.  LightweightµTorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableµTorrent can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  13. CCleaner is a system optimization/cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It can also clear your internet history and act as a fully featured registry cleaner.

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    1.  PortableCCleaner can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Delete Temporary FilesYou can use CCleaner to delete temporary files to clean up and optimize your system.
    3.  Recover Corrupted FilesCCleaner can recover and repair corrupted files that won't open or that open with an error.
    4.  Dark ModeCCleaner supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    The software tries to install Avast too - Spyware, runs in background and collects information to send to Avast. Background mode can be disabled, but gets re-enabled on each run - Shows pop-up system wide ads from time to time

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  14. LibreOffice icon

    LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It is an independently-developed version of the OpenOffice.org suite.

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    1.  Ad-freeLibreOffice doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Works OfflineLibreOffice can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Spell CheckingLibreOffice can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    5.  PortableLibreOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  15. Skype icon
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    314 alternatives to Skype 

    Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Skype to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  VoiP CallsSkype allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    3.  LightweightSkype consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Skype using IFTTT.
    5.  Live Captions TranslationSkype can add captions to a video call, audio messages or multimedia file and translate them in real time.
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